Cygnar: Trencher Blockhouse Holds the Line

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Cygnar can now field a building in Warmachine!!! Come check out how to use the Swan’s new tech.

What Is It?

Well it is the first buidling you can field in Warmachine. It has special structure rules and a few paragraphs on it’s card to match. If you like having a big tough structure threathening zones with a big gun this might be the new model for you. The model also helps out with crazy trencher shenannigans so have a read while we break it down.

What Does the Blockhouse Do?

The blockhouse provides a big gun. Range 15″ AOE4 POW15 that is high explosive (POW 10 blast) and Quake (knockdown on enemy hit). This is a big threat to low armor infantry and can cause beast/jacks to spend resouces to stand up.

Special Rules:

  • Forward Deployement: It gets advance deploy basically. Place it carefully though since it is a building and can’t move!
  • Reinforcements: It can bring back d3 trenchers a turn. They can’t make a combat action but, still useful for attrition fights.
  • Trench Network: It brings trench terrain with it!!! This means most of your army will have cover.
  • Girded: No blast damage if you are base with it. This is pretty decent for lower armor castes like Haley and Caine.

A Good List for the Blockhouse?

The blockhouse obviously wants to go with trenchers. It benefits trenchers by bringing back new trenchers every turn. It also gets trencher benefits like Maxwell Finn’s veteran leader. The blockhouse can benefit from other caster buffs like arcane shield, snipe, or temporal acceleration. Increasing either its threat or survivability. With that in mind, check out this list:

Cygnar Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Gravediggers

(Caine 2) Captain Allister Caine [+27]
– Defender [16]
– Defender [16]
Captain Maxwell Finn [0(6)]
Major Harrison Gibbs [4]
Patrol Dog [2]
Ragman [4]
Trench Buster [0(5)]
Trench Buster [5]
Rangers [9]
Trencher Cannon Crew [0(6)]
Trencher Commandos (max) [15]
– Trencher Commando Officer [4]
– Trencher Commando Scattergunner (3) [6]
Trencher Express Team [5]
Trencher Blockhouse [15]

We think the blockhouse is a great addition to trencher lists , but it might not see play elsewhere.

~The blockhouse is a new thing to field in warmachine and it will be interesting what other structures we might see coming out.  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

  • marxlives

    I like the blockhouse as a unit/terrain feature. It is a neat way to show the type of unique models you can have under the MkIII ruleset.

  • ZeeLobby

    Pretty cool gun shack. Always wish WMH had more terrain options, even if they don’t have playable rules, so I hope they keep expanding. Would help their narrative crew grow.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    So cooooool!